News for Tuesday, September 13, 2011

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Moffat County Commission takes action at today’s meeting

At its regular meeting today, the Moffat County Commission: • Approved, 3-0, extending American Legion Post 62’s $250,000 promissory note deadline until Feb. 1, 2016. • Approved, 3-0, changing the property line in relation to the Hamilton Community Center fence project. • Heard a monthly report from Bill Mack, of the road and bridge department.

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Secretary of Interior to dedicate new Dinosaur visitor center Sept. 28

Dinosaur National Monument’s fossil quarry is scheduled to reopen next month, a week after U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar dedicates the park’s new Quarry Visitor Center, about four miles north of Jensen, Utah. Monument Superintendent Mary Risser announced Salazar’s involvement Tuesday in a news release.

On the Record for Sept. 13, 2011

On the Record for Sept. 13, 2011

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Local family considering legal action against YVEA

Ray Wagner, an 87-year-old decorated World War II veteran, rounded up four of his colts on a recent day at his home in Hamilton and returned them to their pin. A few feet away stood part of a wooden pole with a disconnected electrical box. The pole, now about 4-feet high, was once taller, and was used as the routing point for a power line that fed into Wagner’s home, shop and well-house. But today, there is no power coming into Wagner’s property, and the electrical box has been stripped of its wiring. “It’s felony theft in my opinion,” said Wagner’s son, Jay. “It’s criminal trespassing. It’s on our property. We own it. They (Yampa Valley Electric Association) did not obtain permission to come here and take it.”

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Schools conduct fall testing to pinpoint student skills, track progress

For Moffat County School District second- through 10th-graders, the beginning of the school year entails more than memorizing a class schedule or getting acquainted with a new teacher. It also includes tests — specifically, Measures of Academic Progress tests, an assessment that can evaluate students on subjects including reading, math and language usage. Testing students at the beginning of the school year may seem counterproductive, but educators throughout the district contend it’s an essential component in determining where students stand in the fall and tracking their progress in the months to come.

Briefs for Sept. 13, 2011: Elkhead boat ramp to close on Oct. 2

Elkhead Reservoir State Park will close the boat ramp for the season on Oct. 2. The boat ramp hours until Oct. 2 are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. After the boat ramp closure, only hand-launched watercraft will be able to access the lake. The entry and exit points are at Greenwood Cove and the northeast access area.

Datebook for Sept. 13, 2011

6:50 a.m. The Craig Rotary Club meets at the Golden Cavvy, 538 Yampa Ave. Visitors are welcome to attend. Call 826-4444.

Horoscope for Sept. 13, 2011

You'll understand that a game plan you engineer for yourself in the coming months might not be easy to accomplish but will be a smart way to go. Don't allow the uninformed to dissuade you from its merits and lead you astray.

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Comics for Sept. 13, 2011

Comics for Sept. 13, 2011

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Sudoku for Sept. 13, 2011

Sudoku for Sept. 13, 2011

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Crossword for Sept. 13, 2011

Crossword for Sept. 13, 2011